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Are the Kings a team of destiny? Sutter: “What’s destiny?”

Vancouver Canucks v Los Angeles Kings - Game Four

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 18: Head Coach Darryl Sutter of the Los Angeles Kings reacts after the goal of Henrik Sedin #33 of the Vancouver Canucks to take a 3-1 lead during the third period at Staples Center on April 18, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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When you become the sixth team to ever start the playoffs 11-1 (as an eighth seed, by the way), it encourages a certain amount of hyperbole. Los Angeles Kings coach Darryl Sutter deflected that in an honest and/or ingenious way.

When reporters asked if the Kings are a “team of destiny,” Sutter responded: “What’s destiny?”

So, to review: he claims ignorance of destiny and isn’t Nostradamus. That actually makes a lot of sense, especially since the most important thing is that he knows how to coach a hockey team.

(We might want to pool some money together and get him a dictionary, though.)